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Ex-nurse seeking compensation at employment tribunal

Ex-nurse seeking compensation at employment tribunal

Constructive dismissal compensation is being sought by an ex-nurse at a hospital in the West Midlands who claims her whistleblowing was not treated seriously by bosses.

According to the Birmingham Mail, Karen Hall told a tribunal she was forced to quit her role as a scrub nurse at Selly Oak Hospital after she raised concerns about issues such as staff training and infection control with bosses at the institution, but was not listened to.

As a result, the 47-year-old claims she suffered a mental breakdown after her complaints were in no way acted on by decision-makers within the University Hospital Birmingham Foundation Trust, an organisation with around 6,900 members of staff.

In response, her former employer has indicated that a full investigation took place to analyse whether or not Ms Hall's views required action and it was concluded they did not.

However, the ex-nurse feels bosses put the health and safety of patients at the hospital in danger by failing in this regard.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas